The other day I was in our kitchen pantry where we also keep some of our tools and I happened to notice our two hand saws hanging on the wall and I thought to myself…. hmmmm… they kinda look like a Christmas tree.
At least they did to me.
Now those two were saws that we actually use so I went out into my greenhouse stash to find the old rusty and crusty saw that I thrifted this past summer, and what do you know… I actually found it. lol.
But I still needed another one with a similar size and shaped handle, so off to the ReStore I went and thankfully I found one there for just $3.
I just love the ReStore!
The one I found wasn’t quite as aged, but that’s OK. They don’t have to match.
I taped the two saws together, teeth sides out, in the shape of a tree using metal duct tape.
This tape is my new favourite thing.
Should you decide to make a saw tree of your own please be sure to wear gloves because these suckers will bite you.
Don’t ask me how I know this. lol.
Repurposed Hand Saw Tree
I went into my costume jewelry stash and and found some faux pearl necklaces to drape across the saws. The teeth really do grab them nicely.
For the star I used a vintage iron teapot stove thingy, a couple of vintage light reflectors that I glued together, and a faux pearl earring as the centre. You’ll notice that above that the reflector is red…
but I quickly changed my mind to pink.
Then I added some small pink glass ornaments that I had leftover from my folding ruler tree.
Not too many… but just enough to make it pretty.
I love pink, pearls, and rusty crusty metal together.
To hang my repurposed saw tree I tied jute through the holes at the tops of both saws and tied a loop, and the star is taped on using the metal duct tape.
After I was done I realized that I probably should have used the other sides of the saws because their patinas match much better.
Oh well, I guess I’ll have go go back to the sawing board. Sorry… I couldn’t resist that one. lol. But seriously, I’m going to enjoy it just the way it is. It doesn’t have to be perfect. For some reason it makes me smile.
In my world imperfect is always more perfect than perfect could ever be. 🙂
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!